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Old 01-04-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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Going camping with the family this spring; Generator ?

Hey Gang,

Going to get some nice outdoorsy type use out of my truck this spring. Going to take the wife and girls camping. I can't wait - its been so long since I've been.

Question for you: Due to all the outages/issues w/ Hurricane Sandy I have 2 Honda EU2000is. I was thinking of bringing one along with me when we go camping. What types of things would you guys use this type of generator for? I was originally thinking coffee maker for the miss and I, and maybe the electric griddle since I don't have a propane camp stove yet. Any other good uses for one?

I'm just happy I may have another use for my investment !
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Generator? You call that camping??????????
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:34 AM   #3
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I know I know ... but I already bought them for home emergency power; since I already have 2 of them I might as well get more of my money's worth by bringing it along with me ...
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:45 PM   #4
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Space heater or fan,hair dryer, radio, crock pot,coffee pot, electric frying pan, lights,charge cell phones. These are just a few things I used the power for when I had a travel trailer and had a electric hookup.By the way, I bought a Honda EU2000I generator after Sandy, and I love it.It ran about 10 hours on a gallon of fuel. I energized my heat, and ran a refrigerator, lights, and small applainces. VERY quiet compared to less expensive and LARGER units. Just sayin. Good luck camping, our family loved it.
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Space heater or fan,hair dryer, radio, crock pot,coffee pot, electric frying pan, lights,charge cell phones. These are just a few things I used the power for when I had a travel trailer and had a electric hookup.By the way, I bought a Honda EU2000I generator after Sandy, and I love it.It ran about 10 hours on a gallon of fuel. I energized my heat, and ran a refrigerator, lights, and small applainces. VERY quiet compared to less expensive and LARGER units. Just sayin. Good luck camping, our family loved it.
LOL, I think that sounds more like an outdoor hotel suite than camping.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:34 AM   #6
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I agree Parsec. I am glad I didn't mention that the trailer had a/c, heat, a couch, refrig, cable T.V. hook up, stove and oven, bunk beds,and a bathtub!!!
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Re: Going camping with the family this spring; Generator ?

Man times have changed.

When we used to take our kid camping, I thought it was the cats meow to have a rolling pop-up camper and a portable pooper, instead of a tent..
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Re: Going camping with the family this spring; Generator ?

I read about this back in NOV 2012, Just FYI:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Portable Generators

Units: About 150,600

Distributor: American Honda Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, Calif.

Hazard: The generator’s fuel hose can leak, posing fire and burn hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: Honda is aware of four incidents of fuel leaks. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Honda gasoline-powered portable generators with model number EU2000i and serial numbers EAAJ-2260273 through EAAJ-2485025. The generators are black and red in color or have a camouflage design. They measure about 20 inches long by 11 ½ inches wide by 16 ½ inches tall. “Honda,” “EU converter” and the model number 2000i are printed on the side of the generator. “Companion” is printed on the side of some EU2000i models. The serial number is located on the lower right side, rear corner of the generator.

Sold at: Honda Power Equipment dealers, Camping World, Gander Mountain, Grainger, Hertz Rental, John Deere, National Pump & Compressor, Northern Tool, Scheels Sporting, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Sunbelt Rentals, True Value, United Rentals, White Cap and Wholesale Sports store nationwide and online from October 2011 through September 2012 for between $1,150 and $1,400.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: American Honda; Phone toll-free (888) 888-3139, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at »powerequipment.honda.com and click on “Recalls and Updates” under “Service and Support” for more information.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:54 PM   #9
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I read about this back in NOV 2012, Just FYI:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Portable Generators

Units: About 150,600

Distributor: American Honda Motor Co. Inc., of Torrance, Calif.

Hazard: The generator’s fuel hose can leak, posing fire and burn hazards.

Incidents/Injuries: Honda is aware of four incidents of fuel leaks. No fires or injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves Honda gasoline-powered portable generators with model number EU2000i and serial numbers EAAJ-2260273 through EAAJ-2485025. The generators are black and red in color or have a camouflage design. They measure about 20 inches long by 11 ½ inches wide by 16 ½ inches tall. “Honda,” “EU converter” and the model number 2000i are printed on the side of the generator. “Companion” is printed on the side of some EU2000i models. The serial number is located on the lower right side, rear corner of the generator.

Sold at: Honda Power Equipment dealers, Camping World, Gander Mountain, Grainger, Hertz Rental, John Deere, National Pump & Compressor, Northern Tool, Scheels Sporting, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Sunbelt Rentals, True Value, United Rentals, White Cap and Wholesale Sports store nationwide and online from October 2011 through September 2012 for between $1,150 and $1,400.

Manufactured in: Japan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled generators and contact the nearest Honda Power Equipment dealer to schedule a free inspection and repair.

Consumer Contact: American Honda; Phone toll-free (888) 888-3139, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at »powerequipment.honda.com and click on “Recalls and Updates” under “Service and Support” for more information.
You know, I saw that posted somewhere else too. I'm glad I registered them - I should really go check them out shouldn't I?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:24 AM   #10
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Re: Going camping with the family this spring; Generator ?

Thanks for the information Cooper. I had heard about it also and I called Honda. They checked my serial # on the computer, then had me confirm a code stamped on the inside, that my unit was repaired before it left the factory. If any one has one of these, and thier serial # is in the group affected, as mine was, I would call Honda customer service. They were great with me, took three minutes on the phone. Thanks for looking out.
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